The Altercation of Vira
written by Kenechi Udogu
published by Kenechi Udogu
Why did I pick this book: The author asked that I review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I texted Chrissy three pages in to complain about the grammar. The story wasn’t bad, though, so I kept reading. I thought there’d be a payoff for ignoring the passive voice, improper semicolon use, misspelled words (UGH), and serious over-use of colloquialisms. I thought wrong. Mid-book things took a turn for the weird – like, trapping the main character in a room with her dead mother for three weeks weird – and I’m pretty sure I read the rest of the book with a horrified look on my face. So yeah. I’m claiming duress: Chrissy tricked me into reading this book, and it’s all her fault. Thanks, Chrissy. (Chrissy here – In my defense, I did not trick Melissa into anything!! She agreed to review it. 🙂 )
Would I recommend it: Nope.
About the book – from Goodreads: The people of Vira have long awaited the arrival of their lost princess, Elve. Legend has foretold a season of great change in the dawn of her return. For the Maracans, she brings the promise of fortified control over their rival kindred. For the Cefans, a glimmer of hope in an existence filled with oppression.
The only problem is their princess is eighteen year old Ama Brown, an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, who has no idea that she is about to be drawn into a world where an age old battle is brewing and nothing is quite as it seems.